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Incorrect message was left on my talk page. I uploaded the image even though there already was a link the bot isn't picking up.Edit

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Thanks for uploading File:The 35th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter Emmy Award Winners.pdf. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 02:44, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

A link to the list of winners is Suncoast_Chapter#Historical_Emmy_award_winners and has been here.--Wyn.junior (talk) 19:02, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
@Wyn.junior: This kind of file is not valid under Wikipedia's fair use policy. Supporting documentation should be linked to on an appropriate external site, not hosted here. --B (talk) 20:23, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

B-bot not tagging orphaned fair use imagesEdit

I noticed that B-bot has not been tagging orphaned fair use images for about a week now and I wanted to let you know in case there something needed to be done to fix it. Aspects (talk) 09:01, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

  • @Aspects: Thanks, sorry, I have been away. I will look at it immediately. --B (talk) 19:19, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
    • This is running again. --B (talk) 20:22, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:46, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Flawed bot logicEdit

On the article Mainland High School, a new user mistakenly uploaded a non-free image to Commons to replace the old logo, rather than Wikipedia. The image was deleted, and User:Filedelinkerbot, rather than reverting to the prior link of the old image, simply removed the image link. This left the article with no infobox image, a rather boring look. User:B-Bot then flagged the old image as orphaned, marking it for speedy deletion. Without user intervention, a logo that has stood on that page for 12 years would've been gone. This would have essentially been a bot-led vandalism. Additional logic should be written into this bot's code to check for such issues prior to such brash action to see if an easy fix is possible based on why the image was orphaned. ----Vox Rationis (Talk | contribs) 03:14, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @Vox Rationis: The issue is one that would need to be fixed with Filedelinkerbot - maybe in the limited case where it remove an image from an infobox, it could look and see if that image had one that was there immediately prior and if it was, restore that image. For B-bot, there is nothing that we can do because by the time B-bot tags it as an orphan, it is already long gone from the article. --B (talk) 18:11, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Akufo Addo.jpgEdit

I am not on Wikipedia as often as I used to for various reasons. I just noticed today that the above image is tagged for deletion within the next 2 days because it is an orphaned non-free image. I am left puzzled as this image is still in the infobox of the page Edward Akufo-Addo as I type this. It has not been deleted. Am I missing something here? I thought of removing the tag as advised on section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion but opted to wait for your advice.--Natsubee (talk) 03:52, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

@Natsubee: From the history of that article, a user made an edit breaking the infobox on June 17. The image was then tagged for deletion. On June 25, the change was reverted. On June 27, shortly after your message, the bot re-examined the image, saw it was in use, and removed the deletion tag. After images are tagged for deletion as orphaned, the bot looks at them every two days over the seven-day period - and the last time is right before the seven days expires - so if the image is re-added to an article, it should get detected and the tag should be removed. (And, of course, administrators deleting the images should also be checking.) --B (talk) 11:36, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:52, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Native Union Logo.pngEdit

Hello, I've used this image in an article that's currently under review (Draft: Native Union). Do I need to wait until the article is published before I re-upload this image for the company infobox? (talk) 02:55, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

File detailsEdit

Hi! I'd like to use your photo File:Poutine at Le Champlain in Quebec City.jpg in poutine (a recent GA) and was wondering if you could identify what toppings are on the poutine? Thanks. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:55, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

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